The Vermont Cynic

Men’s lacrosse defeats conference rival

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team defeated University at Albany 10-9 April 6 marking their first win against Albany since Spring 2011, according to UVM athletics. UVM fell to Albany last season, which eliminated Vermont from the America East Championship. Head coach Chris Feifs said he was very pleased...

Pay disparity overshadowed by baseball contracts

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

In the past month, four high-paying, long-term contracts worth a combined $1.3 billion have been signed by Major League Baseball players under the age of 30. The MLB gets away with paying minor league players less than minimum wage. Meanwhile, billions of dollars go to major league players. T...

Five game winning streak ends in loss

Women's lax playing UMBC

Jared Paquette, Sports Writer

April 1, 2019

During a blustery Saturday afternoon battle on Virtue Field, women’s lacrosse faced conference rival University of Maryland Baltimore County. Vermont ended a five-game winning streak with the loss, according to UVM Athletics. The Catamounts concluded with a final score of 14-13 for the March 30 game. Vermont ...

Men’s lacrosse player has career score high

Men's lacrosse game against Hartford

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

March 26, 2019

In the midst of a chilly afternoon on Virtue Field, the UVM men’s lacrosse team played Hartford University. The Catamounts held the Hawks scoreless for the first three periods of the March 23 game. UVM won with a final score of 15-6. The game began with nearly nine minutes of attempted shots, each team missing a few times before the scorebo...

Sadness follows short-lived madness

Anthony Lamb makes his way to the bench as Florida State makes a UVM win seem unreachable in the final minutes of the game March 21.

Sabrina Hood, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019

The crowd at UVM’s March Madness game had a tiny section of Florida State University fans. The rest of the stadium was green and gold. Vermont was viewed as the underdog in the March 21 NCAA tournament game against Florida State. Vermont had a No. 13 seed ranking while FSU was No. 4. UVM remain...

UVM knocked out of March Madness tournament

Robin Duncan with ball

Sabrina Hood, Sports Editor

March 21, 2019

The Catamounts energized a stadium full of fans in a back and forth game before losing the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. UVM had a No. 13 seed for the tournament and their opponent, Florida State University, was a No. 4 seed. During the first half of the game, neither team was able to pull ahead. At halft...

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

UVM making 3pointer AE champs

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

The UVM men’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA March Madness tournament for the first time since 2017, when they were eliminated in the first round. The Catamounts defeated the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers in the American East title rematch March 16 with the final score of 66-49, securing themse...

Men’s basketball claims their second consecutive playoff win

Anthony Lamb making a basket

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

The UVM’s men’s basketball team defeated Binghamton 84-51 to advance to the American East title game, according to UVM Athletics. This is the third time the Catamounts have beat Binghamton this season, according to UVM athletics. Sophomore guard Stef Smith scored 28 points in the first half. He also scored eight thr...

Basketball clinches quarterfinal win

Ra Kpedi dunk shot

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The UVM’s men’s basketball team defeated Maine 73-57 in their first American East playoff game this season, according to UVM Athletics. The March 11 game  was the fourth time in a row UVM has met the University of Maine Black Bears in the playoffs, where the Catamounts continued their winning streak, according t...

Vermont cold doesn’t trip up track and field athletes

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

When heading down Dorset Street to go to the University Mall, one often sees members of the track and field team out for a long run. With cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter, and the spring track, distance runners especially train year round in Vermont. If it’s the winter, it...

First-year brothers start for lacrosse

Johnathon and Thomas McConvey

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

It’s unusual for brother-duos to be recruited on the same Division I college men’s lacrosse team, let alone both play in starting positions in their first year.   However, Thomas and Jonathan McConvey are doing that UVM as first-years with starting-positions on the men’s lacrosse team. Their place on t...

Scholarship cuts expand in varsity athletics


Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

UVM athletics decided to not offer scholarships to athletes in two women’s programs and one men’s program next year; however, the University is still in Title IX compliance. Title IX is a federal law that prevents athletic programs from discriminating against athletes based on their sex...

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